Get Instant Shower Storage for Less Than $20

Amanda C, Hometalk Team
by Amanda C, Hometalk Team
4 Materials
10 Minutes
Need more shower storage? I definitely did! There's nothing worse than trying to get clean while bottles and soap containers are falling on your toes. Instead of adding shelves or making a more permenant (read: expesnvie) change to my shower, I came up with a simple solution! I used a tension rod, shower baskets, and some curtain hooks to create more shower space. It's simple and space saving.

-Tension Rod

-Shower Baskets

-Shower Clips

-Metal Curtain Clips
STEP 1: Prepare your tension rod

Remove the rubber end of your tension rod and slide all of the shower clips and curtain hooks onto the rod.
STEP 2: Attach shower clips to baskets

Feed the shower clips through the holes of the shower baskets on each end allowing it to hang from the tension rod.
STEP 3: Add your rod to the shower

Hang your rod against the wall of your shower.
STEP 4: Hang your bottles

Clip bottles and wash rags with the curtain hooks and fill up your baskets with fitting items. (I used shallow baskets with the intent of keeping smaller items in it, however, there is a plethora of basket options at the dollar store that would be more suitable than larger items as well.)
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  • Stephanie D. S. Lord Stephanie D. S. Lord on Dec 22, 2021

    Any ideas for how to keep the tension rod in place? I put one bottle of shampoo and it fell

  • Nobby Nobby on Jul 20, 2022

    How are you securing the rod?

  • Nhill5 Nhill5 on Jul 21, 2022

    Won't those metal rings and clips rust with the moisture? I also use a tension rod in my tub/shower to hang clothes or other items I want to air dry. Place it in the middle of unit resting on the top edges. It works perfect! Use in Guest bathroom and leave it up until I have overnight guests. Easy to remove and put back up.

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  • Royce Royce on May 08, 2023

    It not really for Show just convenience, as stated, easy to remove and replace when needed. A simple inside clothesline🤷🏽‍♀️

  • Berbl Richter Berbl Richter 4 days ago

    Amazon has the shower tension rods in white. If the interior of your shower is white, it will hardly be noticable. Also use plastic or coated hooks to avoid rust. But it's actually simpler to get a shower caddy organizer which uses a vertical tension rod and comes with several baskets, sometimes even an extra extension for a washcloth. If not overloaded it should last a long time and can be removed for cleaning.